The Tortoise and The Hare

New Zealand Playhouse

The Tortoise and the Hare
By Gregory Cooper

After beating the Gingerbread Man in the finals of ‘Who’s the Fastest Of Them All?’ everyone knows The Hare is the undisputed ‘Master of Faster’ and if they don’t they soon will thanks to the Hare’s boasting and gloating about their momentous momentum. In fact, the only creature the harebrained Hare hasn’t beaten in a race is the Tortoise, but why bother when everyone knows it would be a walk-over and a run-over. Or maybe not.

For some strange reason the Gingerbread Man thinks the Tortoise could beat the Hare and for some very strange reason so does the Tortoise! Perhaps it has something to do with the very very strange piper dressed in pied clothing with a German accent who’s just arrived to escape the rat-race…

This adventurous and interactive adaptation of Aesop's beloved fable will have your students (and teachers) laughing and learning about diversity, kindness and how to be a real winner.

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Show Details



Year Level Suitability

Kinder to 3-6

Curriculum area

The Arts - Dance, The Arts - Drama, The Arts - Music, English


Hard Work And Perseverance Pays Off, Slow And Steady Wins The Race, Don’t Let Skills You Don’t Have Hold You Back, Don’t Let Others Define You, Diversity Is Good, Pride Comes Before A Fall, Looking At Things From Different Points Of View, Adapting A Classic Tale


Comedy, Drama


50 minutes


Standard Pricing: $6.85+GST per student, minimum total amount of $750+GST for audiences of less than 110 students.

School Term:
Term 3


VIC and TAS only.

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